Australian Women in Papua New Guinea: Colonial Passages by Chilla Bulbeck

By Chilla Bulbeck

By the point Australia withdrew from Papua New Guinea in 1975, approximately 10,000 Australian ladies had lived there at a few level when you consider that 1920. Many got here with their husbands who have been missionaries, plantation vendors or executive directors whereas various others got here in their personal initiative operating as lecturers, clinical practitioners, nurses and missionaries. Australian girls in Papua New Guinea is an evocative and compelling account of the reports of those girls in Papua New Guinea among the Twenties and Sixties. The booklet is predicated on oral interviews and the written documentation of 19 girls and is written opposed to a backdrop of legitimate colonial affairs.

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19 Past a flame tree, Ann Deland could see the mountains: Those mountains—almost always they were violet in the distance, but at sunrise and sundown there was a curious clarity of light which showed an amazing amount of detail, usually lost in the violet shadows. That strange morning and evening light has never ceased to fascinate me. 20 Doris Groves describes the road from Malakuna to Rabaul before the arrival of the motor car as 'brilliantly lit by myriads of fireflies—pulsating in and out in the breeze'.

56 'When a 32 Australian Women in Papua New Guinea white man marries a native girl, he commits the unforgiveable sin—folly'. 57 Furthermore, he does not contemplate the horrors of miscegenation until Kari miscarries: [The] thought of a little half-caste boy or girl—a child with woolly hair and flat nose, that would nevertheless bear my own likeness—worse might look like my dear dead mother, or my father—was almost revolting to me. 58 Lynd is spared this fate when a skipper, Sanderson, abducts Kari while Lynd is away in town.

At Higituru following the war, Marjorie Murphy sat up in bed one night: I sat up, couldn't get my breath. There'd been a millipede on the pillow and I'd turned over and it had squirted in my eye . . John grabbed me and spat in my eye! The Medical Assistant said that was the best thing he could have done. Luckily I had some eye lotion, but I looked as though I had a moustache because all the ammonia [squirted by the millipede] came down my nose and burned over my lip. The night that Mary Pulsford arrived in Urip village in 195 3 she trod on a death adder.

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